A World Health Organization (WHO) panel on Sept. 24 recommended the use of Regeneron and Roche’s Covid-19 antibody cocktail for patients at high risk of hospitalizations and those severely ill with no natural antibodies.
The United States plans to donate an additional 500 million Covid-19 vaccines made by Pfizer Inc. and BioNTech SE to nations around the world, lifting the total the country is sharing to more than 1 billion doses, according to a source familiar with the plans.
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration said on Sept. 16 it has revised the FDA’s emergency use authorization for Eli Lilly’s Covid-19 antibody cocktail to include for use in patients who have been exposed to the virus and are at high risk for progression to severe disease.
U.S. President Joe Biden will announce new steps to slow the spread of Covid-19 before the U.N. General Assembly meets, Surgeon General Dr. Vivek Murthy said Sept. 12.
Vaccine developer Novavax Inc. said on Sept. 10 at least 2 billion doses of the company’s Covid-19 vaccine would be available in 2022.
75 percent of adults in the United States have received at least one dose of a Covid-19 vaccine as of the morning of Sept. 7, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said.
Former British prime minister Gordon Brown accused rich countries of committing a “moral outrage” by stockpiling Covid-19 doses while poor countries struggle to get supplies.
The United States administered 351,400,930 doses of Covid-19 vaccines in the country as of the morning of Aug. 8 and distributed 407,561,705 doses, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said.
Combining AstraZeneca’s Covid-19 vaccine with a second dose from either Pfizer-BioNTech or Moderna’s jab provides “good protection”, Denmark’s State Serum Institute said on Aug. 2.
Pfizer Inc. on July 28 raised the 2021 sales forecast for the company’s Covid-19 vaccine by 29 percent to $33.5 billion, and said the drugmaker believes people will need a third dose of the shot developed with German partner BioNTech to keep protection against the virus high.